Did you know that mushrooms easily absorb toxins from their surrounding environment? Mushrooms grown in areas that have poor water/air quality due to pollution are often loaded with highly concentrated amounts of heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins. Mushrooms do not release those toxins, they just absorb them, and can be found in the end product. Some of these toxins and heavy metals are tested for but many are skipped due to regulations.
Most products you will find on the market are tyically extracted using only the mushroom mycelium which is a very substandard way of getting only a few of the benefits of the mushroom. Our product is made using only certified organic whole fruiting bodies of the mushroom ensuring that we receive all the goodness the mushroom has to offer. This is achieved through the dual extraction process where the mushroom fruiting bodies are steeped firstly in alchohol and then in boiling water. These combined processes leave us with the nutrient packed powders that we offer to you.
Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a type of edible mushroom that grows on the dead trunks of hardwood trees. It belongs to the hydnoid fungi group, also called the tooth fungus group because these mushrooms grow long tooth-like projections. The projections on a lion's mane mushroom are fine and thin, resembling the mane of a lion.
Lion's mane mushrooms can be consumed raw or cooked. They can also be steeped and consumed in tea or other beverages.
Lion's mane is sometimes called the “smart mushroom,” because they are believed to help support cognitive function, memory, and attention span.
We choose to dry and powder it as well as its one of the mushrooms you'll find the extract of in our gummy bears.
Provide Immune Support*
Reishi is often called the “Mushroom of Immortality” and “10,000 Year Mushroom”. This reputation is due to its many impressive properties, but it's immune system support is certainly key to the namesake.
May help support seasonal transitions*
Reishi mushroom packs a punch against watery eyes and runny noses caused by high pollen count.* Ganoderic acids A through D in Reishi may support a healthy histamine response during seasonal transitions.* Due to these immune supporting properties, Reishi is heralded as a go-to supplement during seasonal transitions.*
May Supports the body’s response to occasional stress*
Reishi mushroom is considered to be an adaptogen meaning it helps support the body as it adapts to different varieties of occasional stress, either from the environment, physical conditions, or occasional emotional stress.* It helps support our body’s response to occasional stress and fatigue in the short term, and supports whole system longevity in the long term.
May support cardiovascular health*
One interesting thing to think about is that in a way, Reishi mushrooms grow to look like the shape of a heart, which could be a fun and easy way to remember that this mushroom may support cardiovascular health.*
Some of the compounds found in Reishi by the Chinese University in Hong Kong include ganoderic acids A, B, C, and D, lucidenic acid B and ganodermanontriol. These compounds have positive qualities, allowing Reishi to possibly support balance and cellular health within the normal heart and cardiovascular system function
Turkey Tail Mushroom Benefits
There are many benefits when it comes to consuming and incorporating Turkey Tail into your daily diet. Here are some of those benefits.
May help treat the common cold
Turkey Tail helps your immune system to become more resilient against ill-causing germs by modulating the immune system, helping to fight infections, and build up a tolerance to illness.
This mushroom has strong anti-microbial properties that allow your immune system to become stronger.
Enhances Overall Gut Health
By improving gut bacteria composition and reducing inflammation both internally and externally. Turkey Tail mushrooms consist of prebiotics and anti-inflammatory properties, which help nourish good bacteria and reduce potentially harmful bacteria.
Having a healthy gut improves intestinal symptoms (like diarrhea), enhances the immune system, reduces cholesterol levels, lowers the risk of certain cancers, and improves digestion.
May help reduce risk of diabetes
By lowering the level of glucose in the body, the consumption of Turkey Tail mushrooms decreased the glucose concentration in the blood and decreased weight gain.
Turkey tail helps your body regulate blood sugars throughout the body by reducing insulin resistance.
Aids in Digestion
Mycelium (part of the mushroom) is what contributes to a smoother digestion process. The prebiotic properties of the mushroom assist in the microbiome, meaning it helps grow good bacteria within the body.
Is Packed with Antioxidants
Antioxidants are compounds that help inhibit or reduce damage caused by oxidative stress, which results from an imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals. An imbalance between the two can cause cellular damage, internal inflammation, and developing health conditions (such as certain cancers and heart disease).
Being rich in antioxidants, has many benefits including the aid in protection from the sun, blocking harmful free radicals, and being rich in Vitamin E.
Contains Immune-Boosting Properties
These powerful immune-boosting properties are protein-bound polysaccharides, which increase the production of monocytes – white blood cells that fight infection and boost immunity.
Helps Protect the Liver
Turkey Tail’s antibacterial and antioxidant properties help protect one of our most important organs: the liver.
The liver protects, purifies, and produces important hormones, enzymes, and antibodies for important systems throughout our bodies, making it a key player to our immune system.
Is Known to Help Improve Athletic Performance
By improving exercise performance and reducing fatigue. It has also proven to lower blood sugar levels when at rest and post-exercise.
Supports healthy aging
We can’t stop getting older, but we can slow it down. If inflammation accelerates the aging process. Slow it down by decreasing inflammation. Cordyceps’ antioxidants scavenge damaging free radicals and reduce the DNA damage done to cells. Less DNA damage means slower aging.
Onestudy found that cordyceps extract can essentially stop DNA damage in human cells. Though the study was done at the cell level in a lab, it is a promising glimpse into how cordyceps might work inside the body.
Normal inflammatory response
Inflammation is a classic example of a good thing gone bad and here’s why: inflammation is the body’s cavalry – the first line of defense against injury or illness and anything it interprets as a threat from the outside..
Under normal circumstances, inflammation increases to protect and heal, and then returns to baseline. The troops stand down, so to speak. If the body is chronically stressed or ill, it causes inflammation to stay high. High inflammation is hugely problematic and is linked with chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Supporting a normal inflammatory response is one of the top cordyceps mushroom benefits. This is evident not only in early animal studies but is also being validated inhuman studies. Bioactive compounds in cordyceps called cordycepin and adenosine may have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Reduces oxidative stress
That burnt-out, run-down feeling you get when stress is high? That is a sign of oxidative stress in your body.
When a cell is damaged from aging, illness, or injury, free radicals are released and wreak havoc in the body through a process called oxidative stress. Cordyceps contains flavonoids and polyphenols which are antioxidant all-stars. They have the powerful ability to dramatically reduce oxidative stress.
Animal studies are a preview of what might be possible in humans, but human studies are forthcoming. Several animalstudies have demonstrated cordyceps’ ability to increase antioxidant capabilities in the body to help slow down disease processes.
Shiitake are low in calories. They also offer good amounts of fiber, as well as B vitamins and some minerals.
The nutrients in 4 dried shiitake (15 grams) are (2Trusted Source):
Carbs: 11 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Riboflavin: 11% of the Daily Value (DV)
Niacin: 11% of the DV
Copper: 39% of the DV
Vitamin B5: 33% of the DV
Selenium: 10% of the DV
Manganese: 9% of the DV
Zinc: 8% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 7% of the DV
Folate: 6% of the DV
Vitamin D: 6% of the DV
In addition, shiitake contain many of the same amino acids as meat .
They also boast polysaccharides, terpenoids, sterols, and lipids, some of which have immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, and anticancer effects
Maitake mushrooms, botanically classified as Grifola frondosa, are edible mushrooms that are both foraged and cultivated for culinary and medicinal use. Also known as Hen of the Woods mushrooms for its similarity in appearance to the feathers of a chicken, Maitake mushrooms have many names including Klapperschwamm, Laubporling, Polypore en touffe, Kumotake mushroom, Ram's head, and Sheep's head. Maitake mushrooms thrive in temperate hardwood forests and are commonly found growing off of the dead roots of oak, elm, and maple trees. These mushrooms are used around the world in many different culinary applications and are also used in traditional medicines for their high nutritional content.
Maitake mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, copper, amino acids, beta-glucans, antioxidants, and vitamins B and C.